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David Atkinson



David is a Dora Award-winning pianist, composer, and music director, and has performed in a wide variety of scenarios, including orchestra pits (Wicked, Jersey Boys, London Road), TV orchestras (CBC’s Over The Rainbow), and Brazilian psychedelic rock bands (Os Tropies). In 2008, David joined the silent film-inspired Keystone Theatre as music director, receiving the 2010 Dora Award for Sound Design & Composition for his work on their first play The Belle of Winnipeg. In 2012, Keystone Theatre embarked on a successful cross-Canada tour with their second play The Last Man On Earth, winning Best Of Fringe in Winnipeg and Edmonton. David is also a co-curricular ensemble director at The Bishop Strachan School, where he has music directed 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Who’s Tommy, leading a cast and an orchestra pit of high-school students. This past summer, David had the privilege of performing and working as rehearsal pianist with singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Broadway music director Stephen Oremus in creating If I Loved You: Gentlemen Prefer Broadway, Luminato 2014’s flagship concert of music theatre classics performed by special guests including David Byrne, Brent Carver, Josh Groban and Boy George. David also just returned from touring Sweden with Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite Of Everything.